The Genocide Doctrine

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Whether or not Ron Paul actually said that he would not intervene to stop the Holocaust, there is nothing particularly extraordinary about this position. The United States has never intervened to stop a genocide. Not in WW2 and not since when several genocides have taken place, most notably in Africa, without any military intervention.

The United States did participate in two NATO wars justified with phony claims of genocide, but the only ethnic cleansings that have taken place have been of Serbs from Kosovo and of Africans from Libya. Which is to say the closest thing to a genocide in either case was perpetrated by our allies against the people we were bombing on their behalf in two civil wars. And neither of those rise anywhere near the level of genocide. We have maintained close ties with two genocidal Muslim states, Turkey and Indonesia. The latter conducted genocide against Christians in East Timor on our watch and with our weapons. Obama’s Indonesian stepfather was a likely participant in that genocide; his former Director of National Intelligence helped keep it going. And Obama has been on record opposing any intervention in Sudan.

It is doubtful that any American president would have intervened militarily to stop the Holocaust, with the possible exception of George W. Bush, and there is no reason to pretend otherwise. Ron Paul can’t be given credit for much, but his response is honest if nothing else. Or at least partly honest. It’s more likely that he is actually sympathetic to another party in the conflict. His newsletter where he blames Churchill for prolonging WW2 by not letting the USSR and Nazi Germany “fight it out” suggests as much. It’s an echo of similar themes put out by Pat Buchanan and other fellow travelers. But this really isn’t about him. The question of whether we should be intervening to stop genocide is virtually irrelevant because it’s not something we do. Holocaust education has very little to do with the mass murder of the Jews of Europe and a great deal to do with teaching tolerance. The genocide doctrine employed by modern administrations has nothing to do with the Holocaust either. It has a great deal to do with dressing up the wars that our leaders decided they wanted to fight anyway.

WWI had enough grandiose claims made about it to make you think that it was the ultimate war against evil. WWII where there actually were monsters on the side, not just Prussian stuffed shirts with curled mustaches, must have caught the propagandists by surprise. But had Hitler’s minions practiced eugenics and killed ethnic minorities, there would have been no war. The initial response to Hitler was that he was stabilizing an unstable country. It was only when Hitler insisted on destabilizing the region with grandiose ambitions that war became inevitable.

Stability is the reason why we began bombing Libya. Not because Gaddafi was guilty of genocide, but because Western diplomats and the assorted grab bag of elites had decided that democracy was the way forward in the Middle East. And the dictators who were blocking the way forward had to go. Gaddafi’s crime wasn’t that his troops were raping and murdering their way through the opposition. Raping and murdering your way through the opposition is a time honored-practice of Muslim rulers.

The trouble with Gaddafi was that he stood in the way of plans to “stabilize the region.” That also happens to be Israel’s crime. And stability means fitting into the regional order and not making too many waves. When Hitler was rolling out workers rights and grandiose national spectacles, then he was fitting into the European future. Oswald Mosley, the fellow who would become the bugbear of English socialists, started out as a radical socialist, until his approach fell out of step.

It might be nice if we actually avoided wars except when dealing with threats or mass murdering lunatics, but plenty of the former and the latter have thrived on our watch. If we actually fought wars to deal with threats then the Saudis wouldn’t be stuffing their faces with lamb stew while counting their rolls of money and rolls of fat. And if we actually dealt with mass murdering regimes, then the Butcher of Khartoum wouldn’t be laughing while his troops wipe out another African village.

After World War II when we began actively intervening to push back threatening ideologies our wars on occasion had a certain amount of substance. Korea, Vietnam, Grenada and Afghanistan were arguably in our national interest. That was more than could be said for when we were clearing the way for UN aid workers or creating a Muslim state in Yugoslavia or protecting the fat Kuwaiti merchants from being looted by Saddam’s kinfolk. Saddam arguably engaged in genocide, and didn’t have to worry about being bombed. It was only when he stepped on the toes of some of our oily friends that the bombs began to fall. And when our Kuwaiti friends got back their dominion courtesy of the United States Marines, their first order of business was ethnically cleansing the hundreds of thousands of Palestinian Arabs who had sided with Saddam. The response from the Bush Administration Mark I, which was quite fixated in its own way on the “peace process,” was to shrug its shoulders and treat it as business as usual.

There’s something noble about the idea of the United States Marines coming forward when some dictator decides to wipe out a few million people. It’s what most Americans think their country does. But that idea is also completely detached from reality. We don’t do it and we aren’t about to start doing it. Which is why keeping things like Right 2 Protect around is a dangerous thing. It provides ammunition for the amoral likes of Obama and Clinton to fight their Post-American wars for their Post-American reasons.

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  • Anamah

    It wasn't Pearl Harbor attack the USA reason to participate in WWII?

  • Jim

    When it comes time for "our genocide" the rest of the world will join in and show us no mercy.

  • Alexander Gofen

    What a profound, sobering, saddening and … depressing article!

    The so called "real politic" is a euphemism for collective baseness and inability to work out the correct strategic solution even for the sake of the OWN NATION: Forget humanitarian catastrophes of others.

    The actions of nations are akin to a late hectic reaction in an overcrowded boat.

    Such was the inability to recognize the global threat of Marxism, and then – of the Red and Brown Socialism.

    Now it is the inability to recognize the global threat of islam, keeping on the oil trade and empowering islam with unprecedented transfer of wealth. We are paving the way to our doom…

  • crackerjack

    Islam is a mere apprentice in the business of genocide. The Christian nations of Europe have annihilated the populations of whole continents, stolen their land and resources, destroyed their cultures and still have them living as beggars on their own land. The USA, Canada and Australia were all founded on Christian genocide.

    And least we forget. The banner of those who executed the Holocaust was the iron cross.

    • Alvaro

      The colonization of America and Australia was all based on demography and economy, and to a lesser extent, people seeking freedom from persecution. It had absolutely nothing to do with Christianity.

      The fight for resources is an eternal one, because everyone wants food on their tables.

      • crackerjack

        ……………..heard the same argument in Dafur

        • Alvaro

          Jumping from rock to rock, are we?

          • crackerjack

            ……….just being consistent.

          • Alvaro

            No, you are a hypocrite: Condemning "Christian nations" for a "genocide" that was nothing else than uncontrolled immigration (to America and Australia), while you "forgot" the 270(?) million victims of Muslim Jihad.

            You are just their useful idiot.

    • Crossbow87

      And those that have been subjegated in America own their own casinos and make millions of dollars a year. Oh that the Copts in Egypt had that kind of economic opportunity.

      • crackerjack

        Check your facts. Egyptian Copts are by far the wealthiest minority. Under Nassar Copts held over 50% of national wealth and still dominate many branches of business.

    • ziontruth

      "Islam is a mere apprentice in the business of genocide."

      90 million (the most conservative estimate) Hindus murdered by the soldiers of Islam in the Middle Ages beg to differ.

      "The Christian nations of Europe have…"

      How many generations more are they expected to pay for past sins? For all eternity? Or just until death by multiculturalism expiates them, as you Marxist traitors wish it?

      Treasonous scum.

      • crackerjack

        ….if Islam must still be reminded of its sins in India during the Midd Ages, why should Christianity be exempt for its more recent crimes?

        Start making sense ziontruth.

        • ziontruth

          "if Islam must still be reminded of its sins in India during the Midd Ages,…"

          I didn't mention it for the sake of bearing a grudge, I mentioned it to refute your notion that Islam's genocidal record is peanuts in comparison to that of the West. My animosity to Islam isn't based on its past sins but on current events.

          It's you Marxists and your Islamic allies who think centuries-long grudges are something to nurture. The blaming finger you cast bends to poke you.

    • pagegl

      You really need to read somethng other than Howard Zinn's history book.

      • ebonystone

        The Americas were de-populated by epidemic diseases, such as smallpox, diphtheria, measles, and malaria, unwittingly brought from the Old World by the Europeans. These were new diseases to which the Amerindians had no resistance, and each disease inflicted the same kind of mortality rate that the bubonic plague had inflicted on Europe two centuries earlier.
        When the Desoto expedition sailed down the lower Mississippi in 1541, they commented on the number of large towns along its banks. But when Lasalle came down the river from the north 140 years later, the area was virtually deserted.


          Sure, and the Armenians died of overexposure.

    • Foreigner

      If not for Europeans Australia would have been taken over by either muslims or japanese/chinese. Remember when finally Japan became powerful, they started to colonise the region. In the past, everybody who was powerful was trying to colonise others, whether Moors in Spain, Arabs in Egypt and Southern Italy, Turks in Anatolia and Europe, Muslims in India and Africa, Japanese in Korea and China, etc.

      • crackerjack

        Sure. But why is genocide now being layed solely at Islams doorstep?

        • Foreigner

          Maybe because they never accepted that genocide is a bad thing? In comparison, europeans created the EU in order to stop wars in their continent, intervened in Jugoslavia, etc. while sectarian and ethnic tensions in the Muslim World never stop.
          Can you imagine muslim countries intervening in other muslim countries in order to give independence to a non-muslim minority? I don't think their thinking is on this level; they will always stick together.

  • Elliott Alhadeff

    The primary and operative reason for the continuation of genocidal activity is that there are no
    consequences or threats of such for those who practice such barbaric acts of extermination. It
    was the intent of the United Nations to have an international army to prevent these kinds of
    ruthless acts, but unfortunately, its legal structure was driven more by trust than by reality and we
    ended up with not only a toilet paper tiger, but a forum to perpetuate the worst fears of its
    originators. However, we are now being driven by newly motivated Judeau/Christian forces that
    will support an alternative to the UN , the alliances of democratic nations. Led by a common
    standard of ethics and morality, it will become inevitable that their generic value for life will
    compel that alliance to be an effective deterrent to not only the ruthless who would engage in
    such savagery, but to entire cultures that embrace it as well.

  • Kae

    If we read Elliot's well stated comments and reflect upon, not international warring and genocide, but closer to home in America, let us reflect on the ongoing genocide of abortion. We grieve that 4500 troops were killed in nine years of warring in the Middle East, in the name of freedom for a people not able to defend themselves. Still, after all these years of protest, life has no value in America, and 4500 babies are generic masses of flesh, and are ruthlessly aborted daily. The standard of ethics and morality, led by high paid social celebrities who are also infiltrating political circles, and the constant media bombardment of a false sense of freedom to do what we want has destroyed the moral compass for three generations of young people. This is still one nation, under God, and consequences of selfish behaviors become the handwriting on the wall which no one can read, or chooses not to read. Life is a Divine tapestry.

    • tanstaafl

      What penalty do you propose for women who seek abortions?

  • Gamaliel

    The author didn't notice that the Saudis wanted us to bomb the Serbs. Kosovo has become a Sunni Wahabi enclave. Likewise the Saudis didn't like Gadhafi and accused him of trying to kill King Abdullah.

    Serge Trifkovic, in his book The Sword of the Prophet wrote that:

    Acting Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger made it clear that a goal in Bosnia was to mollify the Muslim world and to counter any perception of an anti-Muslim bias regarding American policies in Iraq.

    America goes to war to appease Islam.

    • pagegl

      That was one of the major policies of the Clinton administration. Fat lot of good it did us.

  • Paul of Alexandria

    We didn't enter WWII to "save" anybody but ourselves. Nobody knew at the time about Hitler's "final solution". And, don't forget, they declared war on us first.

  • mrbean

    Bubba Clinton and his hag Secretary of State Madeline Not-Too-Bright claimed in 1999 that the USA was on a humanitarian mission to stop the evil Serbs from ruthlessly killing hundreds of thousands of "innocent" Muslims. That is the story we all heard as Clinton blustered about his war plans. The number of Albanians killed that was bandied about prior to the intervention of US and NATO forces was something near 400,000 Albanians murdered by Serbian forces. Yet, it was revealed in 2006 that there were never any more than 7,000 people reported missing (not killed) during the whole of the conflict. As Woods reports, "The lurid claims of war supporters typically proved unfounded." Since the action ended, we have seen proven false nearly every "fact" the Clinton Administration used to justify this war. However after the war, It turns out that the unauthorized NATO bombing killed 16,000 Serbs (mostly civilians) and after the war the UN Commission cleared the Serbians of all but 1,920 killings most of which were members of the Bosnian rebel army. No mass graves have ever been found and and no more than 2,500 remain on the missing lists. Clinton lied and men died.

  • Arius

    "…the pious suicide drive of the West". It could hardly be said better. The West is on its death march.

  • redhawk1989

    Clinton's administration forced the Bosnian Croats to have peace with Muslim Bosniaks in the Washington Agreement in which the Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia was dissolved and Bosnian Croats were forced to live together in the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina with the Muslim Bosniaks,while Bosnian Serbs got their own entity.In 17 years after the Dayton Agreement the number of Bosnian Croats has fallen from 17.5% to 13% and trends are suggesting that Croats in Bosnia-Herzegovina will die out in the next 30 years.

    The Obama Administration made it clear that it will not support a third Croatian entity.The whole World is allowing a slow motion genocide of the Bosnian Croats because Muslim Bosniaks which are the darlings of the Western left should have all the power in the Muslim-Croat entity (Federation of B-H).

  • redhawk1989

    After the Kosovo Serbs,the Bosnian Croats are next.They are very rarely in the Western media and if there are any reports about them they are portrayed as nationalists and right-wing extremists only because they demand their own autonomous entity which will be the Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia.So will the West hear about the institutional discrimination and even violence which is perpetrated against them which forces them to leave Bosnia-Herzegovina.

  • LindaRivera

    The Genocide Doctrine, indeed!

    There is mostly silence about the horrors taking place against Libya's blacks.
    STOP the GENOCIDE of Blacks by the U.S. backed cruel, anti-Gaddafi Libya rebels!

    The Obama-supported rebels left in charge are now conducting a “large scale cleaning in the areas under their control with the extermination of all blacks in the capital”, according to The Independent.

    Barbaric atrocities, kidnappings and ruthless genocide of blacks in Libya by US/France/NATO backed Al-Qaeda/Hezbollah rebels has been going on for months.

    US/NATO who have waged war for months for Hezbollah and Al-Qaeda
    who MURDER our troops in Iraq-are RESPONSIBLE for stopping the genocide.

    US/NATO are also responsible for rescuing the many terrified blacks kidnapped by the rebels, including the kidnapped black children who have been horrifically abused by the black-hater Muslim rebels.

    Blacks must have human rights!


  • LindaRivera

    Human rights investigations
    evidence-based, independent and rigorous investigation of human rights abuses
    Libyan rebel ethnic cleansing and lynching of black people

    Posted on July 7, 2011 by HRI Mark

    Click on the above link. Absolutely horrifying. All made possible because of the totally unprovoked, illegal US/NATO war. Shocking ongoing barbaric atrocities and genocide of Blacks by the US backed Muslim rebels has been going on for several months. Under Gaddafi, Blacks lived in safety. God help them.

    "the brigade for purging slaves, black skin"
    – slogan seen painted in rebel country.

  • LindaRivera

    US/FRANCE/UK/NATO have unleashed hell on earth in Libya.


    7,000 held in Libya's new reign of fear and torture

    UN raises concerns of torture and ill-treatment
    Many held simply because they have darker skin

    By Tom Leonard. 24th November 2011

    Thousands of people including women and children are being held illegally and tortured by rebels who helped oust Colonel Gaddafi, according to a UN report.

    Around 7,000, many of them foreigners, are behind bars in private prisons and makeshift detention centres, beyond the control of the new Libyan government and without access to any legal redress.

    The report by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will be embarrassing for Britain and other governments which supported the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime despite concerns about who would take power in their place.

    As an example of the atrocities committed by the rebels, the report highlighted the town of Tawerga, whose inhabitants have been accused of siding with Gaddafi during the civil war.

    The UN said Tawergas are ‘reported to have been targeted in revenge killings, or taken by armed men from their homes, checkpoints and hospitals and some allegedly later abused or executed in detention’.

  • Nakba1948

    For once, I agree with parts of Mr. Greenfield's article. It's ridiculous to think that any nation doesn't ultimately act in its own best interests, whether or not those interests happen to coincide with preventing genocide. Indeed, if the United States were really committed to preventing genocide, it would have intervened in Israel/Palestine the same way in did in the Balkans during the late 90s. And lest one of you Ziofascists attempt to twist my words, I mean to say that in an ideal world, the US and NATO would have gone after the Zionist murderers in Tel Aviv to protect their Palestinian victims. Alas, the struggle for Palestinian freedom continues.

    • ziontruth

      "Indeed, if the United States were really committed to preventing genocide, it would have intervened in Israel/Palestine the same way in did in the Balkans during the late 90s."

      If like the Balkans, then that'd mean Samantha Power's line of invading Israel to protect the genocidal Islamic imperialists from the indigenous Palestinians—the Jews. Yeah, I can see you supporting that, Muslim imperialist scum.

      Your accusation of a Zionist ambition to commit genocide is nothing but projection. At most, Israeli Jews just want you Islamic imperialists kicked out of our one and only piece of land in the world. Genocide is what you Islamic imperialists want to do to us Jews. I know because you say so and act on it.

      "…in Tel Aviv…"

      The capital of the Jewish State is Jerusalem, undivided, hopefully soon cleansed of Islamic imperialists coveting it.

      "Alas, the struggle for Palestinian freedom continues."

      Yes. The true Palestinian nation, none other than the Jewish nation, continues its struggle for freedom from the threat of Islamic imperialism.

    • formationrx

      your right on

  • LindaRivera

    On the side of KLA Muslim terrorist organization, US/NATO waged merciless war on Serb Christians based on a PHONY massacre US/NATO KNEW never took place.

    NATO War Crimes and links to Al Qaeda confirmed former UN Commander in the Balkans

    We bombed the wrong side?
    by Lewis MacKenzie

    National Post, 6 April 2004

    Five years ago our television screens were dominated by pictures of Kosovo-Albanian refugees escaping across Kosovo's borders to the sanctuaries of Macedonia and Albania. Shrill reports indicated that Slobodan Milosevic's security forces were conducting a campaign of genocide and that at least 100,000 Kosovo-Albanians had been exterminated and buried in mass graves throughout the Serbian province.

    NATO sprung into action and, in spite of the fact no member nation of the alliance was threatened, commenced bombing not only Kosovo, but the infrastructure and population of Serbia itself…

    Those of us who warned that the West was being sucked in on the side of an extremist, militant, Kosovo-Albanian independence movement were dismissed as appeasers.

    The fact that the lead organization spearheading the fight for independence, the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), was universally designated a terrorist organization and known to be receiving support from Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda was conveniently ignored.

    …Those Serbs forced to leave joined the 200,000 who had been cleansed from the province since NATO's "humanitarian" bombing in 1999…

    Since the NATO/UN intervention in 1999, Kosovo has become the crime capital of Europe. The sex slave trade is flourishing. The province has become an invaluable transit point for drugs…

    The objective of the Albanians is to purge all non-Albanians…from Kosovo The campaign started with their attacks on Serbian security forces in the early 1990s…

    There was no genocide as claimed by the West — the 100,000 allegedly buried in mass graves turned out to be around 2,000, of all ethnic origins, including those killed in combat during the war itself.

    The Kosovo-Albanians have played us like a Stradivarius. We have subsidized and indirectly supported their violent campaign for an ethnically pure and independent Kosovo…

    When they achieve independence with the help of our tax dollars combined with those of bin Laden and al-Qaeda, just consider the message of encouragement this sends to other terrorist-supported independence movements around the world.

    Maj-Gen. Lewis MacKenzie, now retired, commanded UN troops during the Bosnian civil war of 1992.

    US/NATO showed the world that you have reason to fear if you are not Muslim-but it is not always the Muslims who are to be feared.

  • LindaRivera
    The Centre for Peace in the Balkans
    The Second Coming of Alija Izetbegovic

    Nowhere have Clinton´s politics been so duplicitous, backstabbing and treacherous as they have been in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

    The "ideals" of Izetbegovic are clearly stated in his book The Islamic Declaration in which he wrote:

    "There can be neither peace nor coexistence between the Islamic faith and non-Islamic social and political institutions," and "The Islamic movement must and can take over political power as soon as it is morally and numerically so strong that it can not only destroy the existing non-Islamic power, but build up a new Islamic one."

    …However, the duplicity and chicanery does not end there. Why is Izetbegovic, the supreme Muslim commander, not accountable for war crimes committed by the notorious 7th Muslim Brigade? It is extremely disturbing that Izetbegovic has avoided the scrutiny and judgement of The Hague Tribunal as supreme commander of the Bosnian Muslim army which committed many war crimes in Sarajevo, Kozani, Konjic, Grabovica, Uzdol, Miletici, Dusina, and other places. (For more information see

  • LindaRivera

    B92 – News
    Region | Thursday 5.01.2012 | 20:36
    19 years since massacre of Serbs in eastern Bosnia
    Source: Tanjug

    BRATUNAC — Officials marked on Thursday the 19th anniversary of the massacre targeting Serbs in the village of Kravica, eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina.

    49 people were murdered in 1993 when their village was raided by Bosnian Muslim forces on Christmas day.

    The Muslims were commanded by Naser Orić.

    688 Serb homes were burnt down, 80 villagers were wounded and survivors are still waiting for justice, the Serb Republic (RS) public broadcaster RTRS said. 200 facilities and 27 community venues were also destroyed in the attack.

    Over 1,500 Serbs, mostly women, children and elderly, were killed in separate attacks that took place on most important Serbian Orthodox holidays: St. Peter's Day, St. Dimitry's Day, St. Nicholas' Day and Christmas, Chairman of the Committee for Nurturing the Traditions of Liberation Wars Velimir Dunjicćsaid and added that "some factors in the international community are trying to obstruct the commemoration of this and some other dates as well".

    The service honoring fighters and civilians killed on Christmas day in 1993, and all 3,267 Serbs killed in the eastern Bosnia region, was served in the Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul.

    Representatives of the RS government, Bratunac municipality and veterans' associations laid wreaths at the central memorial stone.

    Over 1,000 local citizens were expelled from Kravica during the 1992-95 war.

    Families of the victims, survivors and friends said they were outraged by the actions of the Bosnian judicial bodies because, as they said, a large number of criminals are still walking around nearby Srebrenica as free people.

    • MalyFelek

      Have some of You ever been to Bosnia? As a Slav (Pole) it breaks my heart what Islam has done to our slavic brothers and sisters-when you cross from Croatia to Bosnia, the first you realize is this-Croatia-clean. Bosnia-looks like in Arab countries, the rubbish just lies around everywhere.The "country" does not function AT ALL.What a pity….

      • LindaRivera

        I have never been to Bosnia. The horrifying suffering inflicted by Muslims on non-Muslims are crimes that scream out to God. On the Day of Judgment, God will show no mercy to those who have shown no mercy.

  • MalyFelek

    Nationalism is the foe, internationalism is the ally.

    Indeed. That is why patriots in Poland (who are,like in the "good old times under uncle Stalin" decried as "fascist") are spit upon by so-called "progressive leftist" (who really are just angry anarchist) who want Poland to be "tolerant,colourful ect" (multi-cultural skansen which will end up like GB and France where being Jewish or a woman starts to become dangerous). Why the Hungarian government is scorned.Why criminal pseudo-states like Kosovo exist….(I hope one day it will return to Serbia….)

  • gerard

    Congo has been under a disguised bondage and occupation for 15 years by Mr Kagame and his henchman Kabila with the blessing of the western powers, both men through deceit are behind the biggest cover up of imposture, genocide, mass murder, mass rape, spoiling, selling out congo minerals, oil and land with the latest biggest exposed rigged election. Congolese people have against all odds voted massively for Etienne Tshisekedi, who is a diehard upright politician to repudiate the evil policy of the american administration and it's marketing of evil. The united nations policies in congo have rewarded the most criminal serving presidents who are responsible of 6 millions deaths in Congo, mr kagame and kabila joseph, protected by Bill clinton

    • LindaRivera

      The African people are suffering horribly. We live in the Age of Betrayal.

      The only comfort is to know that it will be different one day. God promised in the Bible a wonderful future where the evil ones will never again hurt another human being. May that day come quickly.

  • Blackbird

    Excellent analogy!